All About Benjamin Oberstein
With a passionate belief that great architecture can enrich lives, Benjamin Oberstein studied Architecture at the University of Miami. To supplement the basic courses, Benjamin minored in Business Administration as well as took courses in Contemporary Sustainable Design, Tropical Architecture, Architectural Photography, Sculpture and Oil Painting. During his time there, Benjamin worked in the model shop and fabrication lab aiding students in constructing wooden architectural models. He also studied abroad in Rome, Italy analyzing and drawing the architecture and piazzas of the city.
Benjamin is currently a registered architect in the states of Florida and New York. Additionally, he holds the NCARB certificate and the LEED Green Associate accreditation. Benjamin has experience working on Mixed-Use, Residential, Hospitality, Education, Office, Interiors as well as Park Design through his various jobs. For more information please see my Professional Resume below.
3+ Years AXP
Miami, FL | Feb. 2017 - May 2018
As a Designer/Intern Architect, Benjamin worked on educational/institutional projects ranging from primary schools through higher education buildings from the DD phase through the CD phase as well as Interiors and FF&E Packages. In addition, Benjamin advanced proposals by creating rendered floor plans & interior elevations/views in Photoshop as well as organized and maintained projects in Revit, in-house & with consultants’ models
STANTEC ARCHITECTURE INC.
Miami, FL | May 2015 - Dec. 2016
As an Architectural Intern, Benjamin developed schematic through construction documents, using Revit and AutoCAD, alongside the project team. In addition, Benjamin advanced proposals by creating diagrams and rendered site plans in Photoshop as well as overall packages in InDesign.
As a Design Coordinator 1, Benjamin continued his responsibilities from when he was an Intern while also revising construction documents during the construction administration phase using Revit and AutoCAD to reflect changes.
A few major projects Benjamin worked on can be seen in the Architecture portion of this website including Mixed Use, Residential, Hospitality & Park Design.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MODEL SHOP
Coral Gables, FL | Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2014
As a Model Shop/Fabrication Lab Assistant, Benjamin assisted students to use tools and machines safely to build architectural models, formatted files and operated the laser cutter and CNC machine. Benjamin later used these skills to build a model of the Litsey Residence by Alfred Browning Parker for the HistoryMIAMI Museum as well as his sculpture and furniture piece.
New York, NY | Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013
As a Design Intern, Benjamin researched new technologies for luxury town homes and apartments, investigated trends of each room of the modern home and communicated with various dealers globally regarding pricing and function. Benjamin's research was used to select products from fixtures to finishes for multi-family town homes converted to luxury single-family town homes in New York City.
Great Neck, NY | Mar. 2011 - May 2011
As an Intern, Benjamin communicated with various building departments in the area regarding client projects as well as developed and managed the project filing system.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Gainesville, FL | May 2009 - Jul. 2009
As a Research Assistant, Benjamin was tasked with constructing a hydrogel holder for infusion testing, in order to assist in further research on Convection Enhanced Delivery. See this link to the research paper acknowledging Benjamin's work.
Always Looking For New Opportunities
STRANDBEEST: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2014
Miami Beach, FL | December 2014
Benjamin assisted artist Theo Jansen construct one of his famous Strandbeests out of plastic tubing as well as helped demonstrate the Strandbeest to the public at Art Basel.
GRID ALTERNATIVES: TRI-STATE
Union Beach, NJ | July 2014
Benjamin helped construct a solar electric system for a low-income family in Union Beach, NJ by installing the solar panel setup with the team on the roof.
ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS: PROJECT STATEN ISLAND
Staten Island, NY | June 2014 - July 2014
Benjamin installed drywall, primed the walls as well as repaired soffit framing of a number of affected homes in preparation of restoring the homes to their habitable state.
ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS: PROJECT LONG ISLAND
Long Island, NY | June 2013 - August 2013
Benjamin performed mold remediation on the interior of a number of affected homes on Long Island in preparation of restoring the homes to their habitable state.
CANSTRUCTION: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Coral Gables, FL | November 2011
Benjamin, as a member of Team Studio 6, built "Burj CANlifa" (a replica of Burj Khalifa) out of donated cans of food. The team received an honorable mention while donating food to Camillus House in time for Thanksgiving.
AIA Miami / AIA New York
July 2016 – Present
USGBC South Florida Chapter
June 2015 – June 2018
AIAS University of Miami Chapter
Treasurer; Board Member; Member
August 2012 - May 2016
University of Miami School of Architecture Student Council
Senior Class Representative
September 2014 - December 2014
University of Miami
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) 2016
Minor in Business Administration
University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program
Study Abroad Spring 2015
Carnegie Mellon University
Pre-College Architecture Program 2010